Alcon, a global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis with offices in Houston and Fort Worth, recently received a European CE Mark for the AcrySof® IQ Aspheric IOL with the UltraSert™ Pre-loaded Delivery System for those undergoing cataract surgery. This new delivery system brings together the control and accuracy of a device that is manually loaded with the convenience and safety of a disposable and pre-loaded injector which allows to optimize the implantation of the AcrySof IQ Aspheric IOL.
“Alcon is committed to advancing cataract surgery through the continuous development of new technologies and processes. Every detail of the UltraSert Pre-loaded Delivery System has been engineered with the needs of surgeons, technicians and the outcomes for their patients in mind. By simplifying the device preparation and maximizing surgeon control in a single-use system, we have cleared the path for more streamlined procedures and potentially improved patient outcomes,” said Franck Leveiller, from Alcon Surgical Head of Research & Development.
To accurately control the delivery rate of the IOL in cataract surgery while inserting it into the eye is crucial to achieving a successful procedure. The UltraSert Pre-loaded Delivery System with the TensionGlide™ Plunger controls the delivery of the AcrySof IQ IOL into the capsular bag.
The UltraSert Pre-loaded Delivery System design also allows a less invasive corneal incision at surgery. The nozzle tip is smaller that previous designs, which allows a corneal incision down to 2.2 mm and the Depth Guard™, preventing the device from being inserted much deeper than is necessary.
Khiun Tjia, Senior Ophthalmologist at Isala Clinics in Zwolle, Netherlands stated: “It is truly a step forward in pre-loaded delivery system technology. Featuring an impressive array of innovations, the UltraSert System acts as an extension of the surgeon during the critical moment of implantation. It helps to maintain the integrity of the incision while facilitating smooth, consistent delivery of the proven AcrySof IQ Aspheric IOL.”